Criminology Graduate Hired in Field of Forensics
Stephanie A. Rodriguez (Class of 2011), is a graduate of Rutgers College who majored in Biology and minored in Criminology. She was in the first group of Rutgers students who completed the first Forensics Science course offered through the Program in Criminal Justice in the fall of 2009. Stephanie also interned for Professor Mark Desire, Program in Criminal Justice, and was recently hired to work under Dr. Desire with the Department of Forensic Biology as part of the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. She works as a criminalist and specializes in missing person identification.
Commencement 2012: 16 C.J. Graduates Awarded Prestigious Albert Roberts Scholar Award
At this year’s commencement ceremony, 16 Criminal Justice graduates received the prestigious Albert Roberts Scholar Award. Each year this award is given to graduates who have demonstrated uncommon achievement in the Criminal Justice major. Students who receive this award must complete a minimum GPA of 3.8 in the major. This award remembers longtime faculty member Al Roberts, a scholar of victimology and social work, who had exemplary commitment to undergraduate education.
Criminal Justice Major Published in Columbia Undergraduate Law Review
Connor F. Montferrat (Class of 2013), a Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences student double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science was published in the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review. “Repeal Rule 413 of the Federal Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of Evidence of Prior Sex Offenses” was a paper Connor originally completed for Dr. Lennox Hinds’ Crimes Against Humanity course. His paper was published in Volume VII, Issue I, Fall 2012 edition of the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review. You can find a copy of this issue and Connor’s paper here.
In Memoriam: Albert R. Roberts
Albert R. Roberts died on June 23, 2008. Dr. Roberts taught in the Program in Criminal Justice in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., Rutgers Professor and author was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Kendall Park for the past 19 years. He received his B.S. degree in sociology from C.W. Post College, his M.A. degree in sociology from Long Island University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.
Rutgers Newark Criminal Justice Professors Help Police Deploy Technology that Predicts Where Crime Will Likely Happen
A two-year $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will enable criminal justice professors at Rutgers Newark to deploy “risk terrain modeling” technology—a technology that predicts where crime will likely happen—in six police agencies nationwide. Professors Leslie Kennedy, Joel Caplan, and Eric Piza will be using this technology to assist police agencies in Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, and Newark, New Jersey. To read the full article published in Rutgers Today, click here.